New OnePlus 8T OxygenOS update installs Amazon app on Indian units

OnePlus has started rolling out the Oxygen OS 11.0.1.2 update for the OnePlus 8T. The update brings new AOD styles to the device, improves its camera performance, and fixes some bugs. This is the first update for the OnePlus 8T since its release and such updates always tend to fix the initial niggles reported by early users.

Below is the full changelog of the update:

System

  • New AOD Style – Canvas – is now available. You can find by going to Settings - Customization - Wallpapers - Canvas.
  • Optimized unlock experience for Ambient Display
  • Optimized power consumption for the phone
  • New added Amazon shopping App, provide a better shopping experience (IN only)

Camera

  • Optimized the Nightscape Mode for video, improving the imaging quality
  • Optimized the accuracy of white balance under different settings
  • Improved the app’s stability

Network

  • Improve the stability of communication functions

The update for the Indian variants of the OnePlus 8T also installs the Amazon app for a "better shopping experience." This is a strange move from OnePlus to add a third-party app on its device via a software update. OnePlus has a close business relationship with Amazon in India and it uses the latter's platform to sell its products in the country. The only good thing here is that the app can be completely uninstalled.

OnePlus was recently criticized heavily for pre-installing Facebook apps and services on the OnePlus 8 series as it goes against the company's approach of not bundling bloatware on its devices. Thankfully, following the criticism, OnePlus confirmed that it will no longer pre-install the Facebook app on its future devices.

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